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Due to circumstances, Satoru is forced to find a new home for his cat Nana. Satoru, a gentle boy with a secret, boards a silver station wagon with his cat companion and they embark on a "final journey" to find a new owner for Nana. (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Based on the novel "Tabineko Ripoto" by Arikawa Hiro. Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 140 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4624
  • Rating: G - All Ages

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The Travelling Cat Chronicles (2018) photo
The Travelling Cat Chronicles (2018) photo
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2 people found this review helpful
Jun 29, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
The film was based on a novel 旅猫リポート by Hiro Arikawa, the story is about Satoru who embark a travel to meet the potential people who can take care of his precious cat name Nana but during the process of his travel, a story from his childhood & his story with the people who consider his friends also unfolds.

I appreciate so much the plot, there's something very humane with it that the cinematography also blends. I adore the shots of the places that tell the story of Satoru's acquaintances. I appreciate Fukushi Sota here though he's still stiff at some parts I appreciate his improvement & his filmography somehow ranges from mainstream to middle. I like how the conversations & dialogues just flow naturally between the character & their past to present.
I actually smiled at some dialogues between the cat because whenever I observe my cat, I guess cat really loves the sunlight. Also there was a part that Nana is waiting for Satoru & my cat also do that waiting whenever he waits to his favorite chosen one.

The final act, it gives me a thought that when we connect with cats, dogs or any pets that we consider as a family or when you share a special connection with a person considered to be different from the view of others; there will be people who will not understand that connection despite the deepness & history of it but as day goes by the connection is still there & it will remain a special part of your life.
I used to have my first pet cat when I was in my grade school but there was one cat that was very special to us; my dad didn't like it at first, my mom, sister are cat lovers too and I remembered how I grieved when our first cat died, we put him in a box put flowers & buried him at the back of our apartment but our first cat brings joy and happiness in our home that I guess helps me to be more empathetic.
Now, we have this big cat, he's been with us since my junior year in high school so basically it's been 8-9 years since we take care of him and I guess our cat learns to adapt with us since then that he's not a bit of a troublemaker anymore and he brings joy in our home.

Enough of my cat stories, but I recommend this film if you're looking for a simple yet genuine film about people & animals/with their pets that has a good plot & cinematography (there's nothing really big about the cinematography but I appreciate the effort). Also bring tissues, if you're a softie, crybaby like me.

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1 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
From the point of view the director pulls a lot to the side of melodrama deserving praise because it makes the film work with images and situations created with patience, striking the sensitive chords more than once with some strong bittersweet scenes. He deftly deals with family, friendship, disappointment, hope and ... death issues because it conveys so many emotions and humor. Obviously, the production team knows more than a few things about this anarchist fur ball. "The Traveling Cat Chronicles" emerges as a witty, seductive and highly effective melodrama.
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  • Movie: The Travelling Cat Chronicles
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Rating: G - All Ages


  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 140 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4624
  • Watchers: 566

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